Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in southern Africa known for its dramatic landscape and diverse wildlife, much of it within parks, reserves and safari areas. On the Zambezi River, Victoria Falls make a thundering 108m drop into narrow Batoka Gorge, where there’s white-water rafting and bungee-jumping. Downstream are Matusadona and Mana Pools national parks, home to hippos, rhinos and birdlife.
Dialling code: +263
President: Robert Mugabe
Population: 14.15 million (2013) World Bank
Currencies: United States Dollar, Euro, Botswana pula, Pound sterling, South African rand